Bug 174178 - Permission denied on boot when installed on reiserfs partition
Permission denied on boot when installed on reiserfs partition
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-25 08:34 EST by Simon Naunton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-02 11:54:22 EST
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Description Simon Naunton 2005-11-25 08:34:22 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed on a reiserfs3 partition. 

Accepted default other than partitions and not installing a boot manager.

Installation went ok.

On all subsequent boots I got permission denied errors and boot would hang when starting syslogd.

This was because selinux is set to enforcing by default and selinux does not like resiserfs.

A warning and/or setting selinux to disabled if a non ext? partition is selected for / during install would be nice.

Needed to boot using rescue cd or another installation of linux to turn selinux off.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install to a reiserfs 3 partition accepting defaults other than selecting the partition (and possibly not installing a boot mananger)
2. reboot

Actual Results:  Could not boot because syslogd was denied permissions.
Many other processes were denied permission during boot, but syslogd halted the boot.

Expected Results:  Normal boot.

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I am asssuming that this has something to do with reiserfs because I know selinux does not like reiserfs.
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2006-01-02 11:54:22 EST
When the kernel resuports reiserfs this will start working.  Unfortunately we
don't support Reiserfs.

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